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Internet der Dinge mit Roland Krummenacher
2/2/2016

.NET User Group Bern Event


Dienstag, 2. Februar 2016 (18:00 bis 21:00 Uhr)

Internet der Dinge mit Roland Krummenacher

Hallo Berner .NET Freund

Das Jahr 2016 hat begonnen, Zeit uns wieder zu treffen. Am 2. Februar setzen wir uns mit dem allseits bekannten Thema "Das Internet der Dinge" auseinander, auch mit einen Blick auf IoT-Architekturen im Backend.

Dabei planen wir folgende Agenda:

  • Azure Iot Suite mit Roland Krummenacher
  • Pizza-Break
  • Do's und Dont's IoT-Architekturen

Abstact

Beim Internet der Dinge denken alle an intelligente Kühlschränke und selbstfahrende Autos. Wie man aber ein Backend für das IoT erstellt, darüber machen sich die wenigsten Gedanken. Die grossen Cloud Provider Amazon, Google und Microsoft haben es getan und haben letztes Jahr ihre IoT Suiten präsentiert. Wir schauen uns an was Microsoft auf der Azure Plattform anbietet und wie wir damit eine End-to-End IoT Lösung erstellen können. Anschliessend werden wir Do's und Dont's beim Erstellen von IoT-Architekturen diskutieren.

Über Roland

Roland Krummenacher arbeitet als Software-Architekt und Cloud-Experte bei der bbv Software Services. In den letzten sechs Jahren begleitete er mehrere Cloud-Projekte als Entwickler, Architekt oder Berater. Seit 2014 ist er Microsoft MVP für Azure. Seine Schwerpunkte liegen in verteilten Architekturen, Cloud und IoT. Du erreichst ihn unter @rolandkru.

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Microsoft’s modern JavaScript Engine is going Open-Source

Chakra, the JavaScript Engine that powers Microsoft Edge is going open-source!
This is very interesting, since Chakra is currently the fastest JavaScript engine and the engine with the widest ES6 compatibility.
Microsoft already showed that Node.js can run on top of Chakra. I am curious if this will be a scenario picked up by the open-source community …

However right now, the step to open-source has not yet happened. According to the announcement it will happen “after the holidays”.

Visual Studio Code is Open-Source

Open-source, once scolded as “cancer”, is becoming the new black at Microsoft. The sources of Visual Studio Code are available on Github.
Also Visual Studio Code now supports extensions.

Exploring the new .NET “dotnet” Command Line Interface (CLI)

Apart from the fact that .NET Core and ASP.NET 5 will be cross-platform, Microsoft is also working on a simple cross-platform CLI for .NET… It very much looks like Node/NPM!
I am really looking forward when .NET development becomes as accessible as Node development is today. With the possibilities to develop .NET on Mac/Linux and to run .NET application on Linux servers. Combine the elegance of C# and the dynamic compilation of ASP.NET with the simplicity of this CLI and you get a package that looks really productive for all kinds of enterprise applications … hard times for Java :-)

Free eBook: Modern Java EE Design Patterns

Hmm… I did not read the whole book, but I rather skimmed it. In my opinion this book is not about Java EE. It is about microservices, and it claims that microservices are the “modern” way for developing enterprise applications. It shows some interesting patterns for implementing applications with microservices.
But it also shows that Java EE does not offer much for microservices and in appendix A it lists a set of technologies that are (in my opinion) better suited for implementing micorservices.

Free eBook: Professor Frisby’s Mostly Adequate Guide to Functional Programming

A very readable introduction to the concepts of functional programming in JavaScript. Currying, functional composition, functors … learn all those constructs and many more.

Apps: The iPad Pro has an App Store problem

Apps on iOS sell for unsustainably low prices

I really like my iPad Pro. For most scenarios it replaced my iPad Air (execpt reading in bed). However the app landscape of optimized apps for the iPad Pro really is disappointing. This article has an explanation why.

Funny: Bret Victor - The Future of Programming

A really interesting presentation from 1973 … or is it? Funny in a geeky way but also very insightfull.

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Angular 2 is officially beta

We’re now confident that most developers can be successful building large applications using Angular 2.

The developer guides are already amazingly polished. If you have not yet started to look into this new framework, now is a good time.

We have closed the hype-cycle

The post is a good high-level overview comparing the basic concepts of React and Angular 2.

At the beginning of the year we have seen posts that were explaining React to developers that know Angular. Now we have posts that explain Angular 2 to developers that know React…

Angular 2 for Desktop Apps

Angular 2 promises to be a framework not only for web development but also for mobile development. This article show how the reach can even be extended to the Desktop by using Electron.

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On April 4th there will take place the Jazoon TechDays on the beautiful Gurten. Traditionally Jazoon was a multi-track Java conference. For the next year however the organizers came up with a new concept of a one-day conference that focuses on a single topic. The topic for the upcoming conference in Bern is “The Future of Web Development” and they already have an interesting line-up of speakers (and I heard the rumor that there will even be more international speakers announced soon …).
I suggest you should get your ticket for that event soon, even if you are not living in Bern. I was lucky and could convince my employer to sponser my ticket :-)

Redux Screencast

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If you want to learn about Redux and how it approaches the ideas of Flux you should definitely watch these short lessons.
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The future of JavaScript is (almost) now

Every once in a while, a piece of technology is situated in the right place at the right time, and it ends up taking over the world. […] ES6 is new foundation for what may be the most important programming language of the next several decades.

The article is good overview over the JavaScript ecosystem today and its relevance in the future.

The End of Dynamic Languages

Working in dynamic languages is fine if you’re just adding a feature on top of the pile of features. But anything else is impossibly difficult.

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Highlights from AngularConnect 2015

The post is a very good overview about the progress of Angular 1 and 2.

Angular 1 ist still making progress. I am looking forward to the component syntax and also to the component router and the new internationalization features which both are shared with Angular 2.

I am a bit concerned about the ever growing scope of Angular 2:

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As a reaction the bower team posted the following post: Bower is alive, looking for contributors and started a crowd funding initiative.

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The article shows the story of a startup that wanted to create an app … and was not that successful.
Interesting is that they had a good visibility, but nobody wanted to download for the app:

One download for every one thousand web views.

The conclusion:

The app world is so bloated, it’s overwhelming to the consumer.

I see that effect myself: Some years ago I was browsing the App store to detect new cool Apps, but now I can’t remember when I actually opened an App Store the last time…

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